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The Society for Information Display And IHS Announce Final Agenda For Market Focus Conference Series At Display Week 2013

 The Society for Information Display And IHS Announce Final Agenda For Market
                 Focus Conference Series At Display Week 2013

Series to Focus on Next Generation Touch, Gesture and Motion-based
Technologies, as well as High Performance Displays

PR Newswire

CAMPBELL, Calif., April 22, 2013

CAMPBELL, Calif., April 22, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The Society for Information
Display (SID), the leading global organization dedicated to the advancement of
electronic display technology, in collaboration with IHS Conferences, today
unveiled the final agenda for its Market Focus Conference series taking place
during Display Week 2013 (May 19-24) in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. 
The first Market Focus Conference will occur on Wednesday, May 22 and focus on
next-generation touch, gesture and motion-based technologies applicable to the
display industry.  On Thursday, May 23, a new topic for the Market Focus
Conference Series, the High Performance Displays Conference, will focus on
displays and the user's visual experience. 

Touch Gesture Motion Conference
Interactive display technologies are one of the most intriguing aspects of the
display industry, enabling completely new usage models in multiple
applications.  Specifically, the Touch Gesture Motion Conference will
concentrate on next-generation touch, gesture and motion-based technologies
applicable to the display industry.  While SID's technical symposium will
focus on touch and gesture technologies, this Market Focus Conference will
provide perspective on how these technologies and overall product trends will
translate to new business opportunities.  The conference will give attendees
the opportunity to hear from companies at the forefront of touch, including a
keynote from Wolfgang Stuerzlinger, Professor at York University.  Other
confirmed speakers include:

  o Jennifer Colegrove, President, Touch Display Research
  o Mark Fihn, Senior Principal Analyst, Displays, IHS
  o Duke Yi, Senior Manager, IHS
  o Gary Barrett, CTO, Touch International
  o Michael Dolezal, Chief Touch Technologist, 3M
  o Alfred Poor, Writer/Commentator, Analyst
  o Craig Ciesla, CEO, Tactus Technology
  o Ian Campbell, COO, Next Input
  o Christophe Ramstein, CEO, Strategic Polymers
  o Risto Vuohelainen, CEO, Canatu
  o Tony Gray, Director of Product Technology, Ocular
  o Assaf Gad, Vice President, Product and Marketing, PointGrab
  o Rahul Gupta, Senior Director of Business Development, Cambrios
  o Gerry Seidman, Founder and CEO, Tactonic Technologies
  o Hrvoje Benko, Researcher, Microsoft
  o Achin Bhowmik, Director, Perceptual Computing Technology & Solutions,
  o Francis MacDougal, Senior Director Technology, Qualcomm
  o Patrick Leteurtre, CEO, Fogale Nanotech
  o Mark Robinson, Head of Education Product Strategy, Promethean
  o Geoff Walker, Senior Touch Technologist, Intel

High  Performance Displays
The High Performance Displays Conference will focus on the "visual
interface"—the performance characteristics of displays that enable
differentiable improvements for the user's visual experience.  This session
will put an emphasis on the technologies and content necessary to promote
improved performance and enable delegates to consider various performance
trade-offs related to the future of vision-based devices.  Since various
display technologies inherently have differing advantages and disadvantages
when it comes to display performance, this conference will concentrate on
opportunities for both display makers and device manufacturers to truly
differentiate their product offerings.  Rather than focusing on what emerging
technologies will drive the market, this event will focus on the capabilities
of the human visual system to drive technological innovation.  Special
emphasis will be placed on high resolution and deep color implementations that
are coming to market.

Keynotes for this session conference include the Chief Technology Officer of
Christie Digital, Paul Salvini, and Keiji Ishii, Principal Researcher at NHK. 
Other confirmed speakers include the following industry experts:

  o Mark Fihn, Senior Principal Analyst, Displays, IHS
  o Jon Peddie, President, JPR
  o Candice Brown Elliott, CEO,  Nouvoyance
  o Greg Ward, Senior Member Technical Staff, Dolby Labs
  o David Barnes, Principal, BizWitz
  o Michael Klug, CTO, Zebra Imaging
  o Norman Bardsley, Bardsley Consulting
  o Michael James, President/CEO, Portrait Display
  o Jeff Yurek, Product Marketing Manager, Nanosys
  o Seth Coe-Sullivan, Founder and CTO, QD Vision 
  o Sweta Dash, Director of Display Research & Strategy, IHS
  o Jason Leigh, Director, Electronic Visualization Laboratory, University of
    Illinois at Chicago              
  o Nigel Waites, CTO, XYZ Color Sciences

For more information on the Market Focus Conference Series, including
registration information, sponsorship opportunities, or the full agenda,
please visit  A networking cocktail reception will follow
the Touch Gesture Motion Conference on May 22.  The cost to attend either
Market Focus Conferences event is $595 if registration is completed before May
2, and $650 after.

About IHS
IHS (NYSE: IHS) is the leading source of information, insight and analytics in
critical areas that shape today's business landscape. Businesses and
governments in more than 165 countries around the globe rely on the
comprehensive content, expert independent analysis and flexible delivery
methods of IHS to make high-impact decisions and develop strategies with speed
and confidence. IHS has been in business since 1959 and became a publicly
traded company on the New York Stock Exchange in 2005. Headquartered in
Englewood, Colorado, USA, IHS is committed to sustainable, profitable growth
and employs more than 6,000 people in 31 countries around the world.

About Display Week
The 50^th SID International Symposium, Seminar and Exhibition, Display Week
2013, will take place May 19-24, 2013, at the Vancouver Convention Center in
Vancouver, Canada.  Display Week is the premier international gathering of
scientists, engineers, manufacturers and users in the field of electronic
information displays.  For more information on Display Week 2013, visit or follow us on Twitter at @DisplayWeek.  Display
Week-related tweets can be created, viewed, and shared using the hash tag

About SID
The Society for Information Display (SID) is the only professional
organization focused on information displays.  By exclusively focusing on the
advancement of electronic display technology, SID provides a unique platform
for industry collaboration, communication and training in all related
technologies while showcasing the industry's best new products.  With more
than 6,000 members worldwide, the organization's members are professionals in
the technical and business disciplines that relate to display research,
design, manufacturing, applications, marketing and sales.  To promote industry
and academic technology development, while also educating consumers on the
importance of displays, SID hosts more than 10 conferences a year, including
Display Week, which brings industry and academia all under one roof to
showcase technology that will shape the future.  SID's global headquarters are
located at 1475 S. Bascom Ave., Ste. 114, Campbell, CA 95008.  For more
information, visit

SOURCE Society for Information Display (SID)

Contact: Kelly Loughlin/Marie Labrie, MCA, Phone: (650) 968-8900, E-mail:; or Fay Hamilton, IHS, Phone: +44 (0) 20 8544 7918,
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